Emmanuelle and Vaselined Lens

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  1. Mustafa Umut Sarac

    Mustafa Umut Sarac Member

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    I went last time to watch Emmanuelle 28 years ago , everything forgotten in that time , I learned Kristel passed away as a old and ugly woman from drugs , cigar , alcohol.

    I read all her movies shot with vaselined lenses and heavily. I visited youtube and watched some horrible tutorials have no business with art. She had an art nouveau taste and all the shots were perfect.

    What is the secret of vaseline coating of lenses ?

    Umut
     
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    the best way to do this is with a FILTER ...
    that way you dont put the stuff right on the lens
    which might be a pain to remove ..
    the more the vaseline, the mor soft/blurred the image is
    and this can be seen through the eyepiece if its a SLR or through
    experience when using a RF ... clearing a hole in the middle might
    make it easier to focus see the subject, and offer a sweet spot ...
    peeks and valleys, dense areas and thin areas all give different e/affects
    you might enjoy the brothers quay's institute benjamenta
     
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    I remember it was not blur but glow. Contrast was very high and golden broderies were glowing. I watched at youtube with your technique and these canon dslrs , what a horrible things.

    Is there a chance , Emmanuelle recorded or printed by Hong Kong technicolor , all these strong contrast and strong colors but elegant skin tones makes me remember Hong Kong Kung Fu films , they were the last technicolor films and their original prints are priceless now.
     
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    it was filmed in eastman color ..
    ( as said by imdb )
     
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    Is this what you are referring to?
     
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    Doubt it, he calls my artistic nudes "prostitutes" so I don't think he watches porn... Lol
     
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    In the early high school days they used to sometimes run Emmanuelle movies on a late night soft pr0n show called "Bleu Nuit" on one of the french channels here. If I remember correctly Emmanuelle 5 was quite popular with us early teens. Those were the days, as they say.
     
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    yea, that is exactly what he is talking about !
    the lead actress is the woman he the same woman he described ...

    if you read how he described the lead actress in her later days when she died, you can easily read between the lines and notice he is also describing her as a "prostitoot"


    SSDD YMMV
     
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    Ironic... To say the least..
     
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    LOL

    you are telling me !
     
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    I used to think back in the day Emmanuelle was about as sexy as an unflushed toilet.
     
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    thats why the DP selected the proper filtration for the actress